Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Athletic Department Staying Busy

While the University of Notre Dame still hasn't named a permanent successor to Kevin White, it has made several moves in the last couple of days.

Women's Basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw recently signed a two year extension which will keep her at Notre Dame through the 2014-2015 season.

Furthermore, two assistant coaches, Ryan Sachire (men's tennis) and Joe Schlosberg (rowing) have been elevated to the position of associate head coach in their respective sports.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Rover Opens New Bureau in Copenhagen

After the success of the Rover's Dublin Bureau, which opened last year under the watchful eye of Greer Hannon, the Rover has decided to expand its international operations. This Fall we will open our Washington and Copenhagen Bureaus. The above picture is our new facility in Denmark. We'll get you pictures of the new Washington Bureau as soon as the remodeling is done.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

"...Love Sweet Love"

Have you ever just sat and thought about what it means to give someone a hug? This question might strike certain people as odd, weird, or unnecessary to ask or to contemplate; however, as you can probably guess by the mere fact that I am blogging this, I disagree. Actually, I am kind of fascinated by this question and how it fits into the broader question of what it means to be human and to experience love.

in modern day living, the hug is very frequently employed as a form of expression for a greeting, sympathy, congratulations, encouragement, posing for a picture and the list can go on. If you Google the meaning of a hug your results total 5,820,000 (I kid you not). I found this YouTube video about year and half ago, entitled "A Free Hug Campaign." I think it is an awesome video and I laugh with joy everytime I watch it.

To an extent, I find this video inspiring. I get so excited whenever I watch it because it reminds me of how wonderful and gift-like a hug can (and should?) be. I mean, seriously, did you see how happy the people in that video were when they gave and received a hug? Now I am not saying that you should go running around hugging every living, breathing human specimen you happen upon - that would be odd, weird and unnecessary. When one hugs, he is pulling another person toward his heart, his soul, and is enclosing that person in his arms. Moreover, the one who hugs is also being drawn to the heart and soul of the other and is being similarly enclosed in other’s arms. It is an expression of care and of love for the other. That is pretty loaded. I believe the most meaningful hugs are those I receive that I know are being given with that care and love and when the person I am hugging knows of the care and love that is in the hug I give to him/her.

I could go on about this and related topics for pages, but I won't. So, not to be cliche or cheesy or hippie or anything to that effect, I close this blog post with (another) YouTube vido, this one of Jackie DeShannon singing her famous oldie, "What the World Needs Now is Love," and encourage you to think upon the meaning of a hug and what it means to you and what it might mean to those you hug. That's all.